News

Don’t let botox go to your head…or should you?

Thursday, 27 December 2012 - 9:48pm

Injecting botox into the arm muscles of stroke survivors, with severe spasticity, changes electrical activity in the brain and may assist with longer-term recovery, according to new research.

National mentoring program given European boost

Thursday, 20 December 2012 - 11:23am

A national mentoring scheme for young Australian researchers developed by Assoc Prof Kay Double will now be expanded thanks to financial support from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Funding for motor neurone disease research announced

Monday, 3 December 2012 - 8:41am

NeuRA researchers have secured funding for motor neurone disease research from the MND Australia in a record-breaking funding announcement made recently.

Re-learning words lost to dementia

Monday, 26 November 2012 - 4:20pm

A simple word-training program has been found to restore key words in people with a type of dementia that attacks language and our memory for words.

Stroke alters the brain’s view of the hand

Tuesday, 13 November 2012 - 11:09am

Researchers have described a new effect of stroke whereby damage to the sensory system in the affected limb means the brain develops an inaccurate map of the hand.

Australia-China scientific exchange

Friday, 9 November 2012 - 3:41pm

NeuRA PhD student Kristy Tan has been selected as a student ambassador to China as part of an international program to foster collaboration between the two countries.

'Back to the future' grant success

Friday, 9 November 2012 - 3:21pm

Dr Muireann Irish has been awarded an Australian Research Council fellowship to explore thinking processes and parts of the brain that allow us to engage in the mental simulation of past and future ev

NeuRA’s grant success recognises emerging researchers

Friday, 26 October 2012 - 3:29pm

Neuroscience Research Australia’s emerging researchers performed well in the latest round of NHMRC funding as announced by the Minister for Health, Tanya Plibersek, at the University of Sydney last Fr

Prof Paxinos receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 - 1:32pm

Prof George Paxinos AO has received the 2012 Spiro Stamoulis Award for Lifetime Achievement, the highest honour within the Greek-Australian community.

Cannabis use likely to affect teen brains

Wednesday, 10 October 2012 - 5:49pm

The system of the brain responsible for mediating the effects of cannabis, the endocannabinoid system, is most vulnerable to the drug during adolescence, according to new research.

NeuRA research showcased in Broadband Smart Home

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 - 11:10am

The regional NBN Experience Centre in Armidale has been officially launched following a visit to the city on Monday by Senator Stephen Conroy, Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Ec

Helping NeuRA beyond the scope of a lifetime

Friday, 21 September 2012 - 3:47pm

Ms Judy Radecki is a busy lady.

World Alzheimer's Day 2012

Wednesday, 19 September 2012 - 2:50pm

World Alzheimer’s Day falls on the 21st of September and organizations around the world are concentrating their efforts to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

NeuRA blog a hit

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 - 11:02am

Since its launch in July this year the NeuRA blog has been well-received by the community and continues to attract attention from a wide range of readers in Austra

NeuRA receives boost in state funding

Monday, 17 September 2012 - 4:12pm

The NSW Government has announced a small but significant increase to funding for Neuroscience Research Australia under the NSW Medical

Understanding our fear of falling goes digital

Thursday, 6 September 2012 - 12:43pm

NeuRA researchers have created an iPad app to better assess fear of falling in older adults.

Schizophrenia trial to ‘turn down’ unwanted voices and 'turn up' thinking

Wednesday, 8 August 2012 - 10:44am

NeuRA researchers are testing the use of mild electrical stimulation to treat symptoms of schizophrenia.

The brains of people with schizophrenia are on ‘red alert’, study finds

Tuesday, 7 August 2012 - 6:16pm

New Australian research shows that the brains of people with schizophrenia may be under attack by the immune system, providing the strongest evidence to date of a link between immune function and schi

The brains of people with schizophrenia may attempt to heal from the disease

Tuesday, 7 August 2012 - 2:00pm

New NeuRA research shows that the brains of people with schizophrenia may attempt to repair damage caused by the disease, in another example of the adult brain’s capacity to change and grow.

NeuRA researcher short-listed in Awards for Research Excellence

Monday, 30 July 2012 - 1:08am

Senior researcher at Neuroscience Research Australia Prof George Paxinos AO has been nominated for an Award for Research Excellence, one of

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